On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 08:42:28PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 02:25:01PM -0400, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > I've found a document that says that cond_resched() is needed on
> > preemptible kernels to mark RCU quiescent states:
> > https://lwn.net/Articles/603252/
> > Paul, is cond_resched() still needed on current RCU implementation? Or not?
> No, we ripped that out. See 4a81e8328d37 ("rcu: Reduce overhead of
> cond_resched() checks for RCU")
I would instead say that we changed the algorithm to reduce the overhead
in the common case, but yes, this commit did change things quite a bit.